Prayer Never Fails

Theatrical Release: February 12, 2016
DVD Release: April 1, 2016
Prayer Never Fails


“Prayer Never Fails” is a gripping legal drama about an up-and-coming smalltown high school basketball coach, well on his way to a championship caliber season, when he is fired after he prays with one of his players who is in great need. The movie is powerful and, at its essence, epitomizes stepping out on faith, facing failure, staying in prayer, following your calling, and honoring the will of God.

Dove Review

“Prayer Never Fails” is a remarkable film about the power of prevailing prayer. Starring Corbin Bernsen, Clifton Davis, Eric Roberts, and Nick Lashaway, the story focuses on a high school basketball coach named Aiden Paul (Lashaway), who winds up being fired for praying with a student. Before he was let go, he warned the principal who fired him that the principal wasn’t appropriating funds properly. So was the firing more about revenge than the prayer?

Paul hires Michael Brown (Davis) as his attorney, and he might just be successful in helping young Paul, if he can stay away from gambling away the remainder of his money. We learn a secret about Paul’s childhood during the court proceedings. Corbin Bernsen is excellent as the opposing attorney who contends that Paul never should have prayed with the student. Paul sticks to his guns and continues to pray, even when everything goes wrong around him. Will his perseverance pay off in the end?

The conclusion is satisfying and shows that people can change. We are pleased to award this dramatic and gripping movie our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12-plus.

Content Description

Sex: A father talks to his son and wants to know if he has a girlfriend, and when he says he doesn't, the father wants to know if he has a "boyfriend"; hints that a man cheated on his spouse years ago.
Language: Shut up-1; A "White boy pretender" comment.
Violence: A man is taken down in court and hand-cuffed; a student has bruises on his back from his dad abusing him; a teacher and a student's father wrestle in the principal's office when the father tries to hit his son; a woman reportedly killed her abusive husband years ago, even though the son took the rap for it.
Drugs: A son makes a "Dad, you're tripping" comment to his father; a woman was said to be heavily into drugs at one time.
Nudity: Shirtless men; men in shorts; cleavage.
Other: Tension between various characters; a character states that God does not exist; man gambles; a man deceives his sister, who finds out the truth.


Company: Sweet Unknown Studios
Writer: Wes Miller
Director: Wes Miller
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 100 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter